Thursday, November 20, 2008

YEEHAW!







Noah is oficially addicted to riding horses....well for a few minutes anyway. Every morning he wants to walk to the pond to see the horses and have me put him on their backs (while holding onto him for dear life of course). Rachael has assured me that I will end up on some website somewhere on worlds worst mom's with his picture on the horse and no bridle, saddle or helmet. Oh well. I guess we've all got to have our 15 min. of fame ;) He has even taken to riding his stick horse that his cousing Miranda and Keithan gave him a while ago. I love his little personality but now I know why my Dad never could watch me ride. I'm pretty sure he can only ride a tiny shetland pony when he's ready to take riding lessons. It is definately too nerve racking!!
Anyway, Rachael, John, Mike and I went riding on John's farm on Saturday for his big last "hurrah" ride b/4 marching off to war. I tried and tried to break John's legs so he wouldn't have to go but only managed to get dumped by Lilly and almost killed myself. The sunset there was completely unbelievable. There was a double rainbow and cars were stopping in the field so they could see it.
Adoption note: We have gotten all of our paperwork notarized and I will take my dossier to the Clerk of Courts to get it county certified next week. I am still WAITING on our homestudy. We are told by our social worker that the agency has it so hopefully we'll be receiving that very soon in order to finish our paperwork by January and start filing for financial aide. Thanks for the prayers!





9 comments:

Meredith said...

Martha, those pictures are BEAUTIFUL! You should have some blown up and framed!

babyarnie said...

Aw Merth you're so sweet.... and I LOVE the profile pic of you it makes me laugh!!

Anonymous said...

Love the picture with the cowboy hat...too cute!!! Kathy

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Miranda said...

Atta' boy, Noah!
I miss you all and can't wait to see everyone soon!

gypsy@Hebrews11:13 said...

Great pictures of Noah AND nature! Thanks for keeping us informed about the adoption. Do you know what age daughter? Will you name her?

Elizabeth said...

I love those pictures Martha! Youre really good at that!

83rocketscientist said...

Congratulations on the progress with your adoption!

babyarnie said...

Lyds,

We have requested a girl 2 or under. Not sure about the naming thing yet. The thought these days is that if the name will not cause them great grief here in the US to keep it if they are over 6 mo. due to the fact that it's part of their identity already. They at least want us to keep her name as her middle name.... Lots of decisions to still be made :)